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Quake Aid: A Resource Guide : DISASTER ASSISTANCE

January 30, 1994

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

* Hot line: (800) 525-0321.

* Registration Line: (800) 462-9029, or (800) 462-7585 for the hearing impaired. Available 24-hours. Registrants can apply for aid over the telephone or visit a disaster aid center.

Aid Centers:

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

* Department of Water and Power

4030 Crenshaw Blvd.

Los Angeles

* Hollywood Recreation Center

1122 Cole Ave.

* Storefront

1431 2nd St.

Santa Monica

(800) 462-9029

Hot lines:

* Emergency Assistance Earthquake Hot line: (800) 244-4766

* American Red Cross Hot line: (213) 739-4543

* Department of Mental Health: (800) 854-7771

* City Volunteer Help Line: (213) 847-3125

* Info Line LA (800) 339-6993

Agencies providing assistance:

* Assistance League of Southern California will help families contact FEMA: (213) 469-5893.

* Bet Tzedek Legal Services will help with tenant disputes, FEMA applications and small business administrative loans: (213) 939-0506.

* Los Angeles Free Clinic offers counseling, medical care and case management. (213) 653-1990.

* Assistance League of Western Region Asian Pacific Agency supplies case management, counseling and translation services in Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Tongan and Vietnamese. (310) 337-1550.

* Jewish Community Center Bay Cities Santa Monica has food distribution, educational and cultural programs. (310) 870-8883.

* Los Angeles Housing Department offers relocation and repair assistance. (800) 994-4444.

* Salvation Army Santa Monica provides meals, groceries, cleaning supplies, motel/ restaurant vouchers for victims with condemned houses and other assistance. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (310) 451-1358.

Agencies needing assistance:

* American Red Cross/Santa Monica requests bulk donations of food, water, drinks and basic necessities. (310) 394-3773.

* Angeles Girl Scout Council is collecting canned food for the Salvation Army. (213) 933-4700/

* Catholic Charities Los Angeles needs clothing, new blankets, disposable diapers, baby food, non-perishable foods. (213) 251-3400.

* Jewish Family Service of Santa Monica seeks book cases, office furniture and volunteers to answer telephones. (310) 393-0732.

* St. Joseph Center in Venice needs mental health counselors to work with homeless. (310) 396-6468.

* Venice Family Clinic requests emergency supplies such as first-aid kits and water. (310) 392-8630.


* Loyola Marymount University will accept personal care products, baby food and formula, sleeping bags, tents and cash donations. Deliver items to the campus ministry office at Loyola Boulevard and 80th Street, Westchester. Information: (310) 338-4558.

* United Way of Greater Los Angeles Earthquake Relief Fund: Mail checks to 621 S. Virgil Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005-4046. To volunteer, call the United Way Volunteer Center at (818) 908-5066.


* "Managing Your Emotions After the Earthquake"

Family Service of Santa Monica, 1533 Euclid St., 6 p.m. Monday

Information: (310) 451-9747.

* "Coping with the Effects of the Earthquake"

Psychologist Karen Ross will conduct a seminar, 6 p.m. Thursday.

For location and reservations: (310) 447-0073.

* Women Helping Women Services

Telephone counseling, support and resources.

Information (213) 655-3807.


* Santa Monica chapter of the American Red Cross will operate a Family Service Center at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Counseling and referrals will also be provided. Information: (310) 394-3773.

American Red Cross (Hot line: (213) 739-4543) operates shelters at:

* Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles

* Hollywood High School, 1521 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

* Los Angeles Community College, 855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

* Manual Arts High School, 4131 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

* Santa Monica Community College, 1900 Pico Blvd.

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